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Nice variation. For a split second there, I thought I'd entered the wrong theater.
A request (have these folks ever appeared on the masthead?):
Mike Gebert wrote:Well, I have a Marx Bro. and someone else well-liked in a nice one to use one of these days, when there's not a tie-in some month. But for October...
Though you might not know it from our masthead most months, they did make old movies in places besides the U.S., and one of the things I really enjoy about NitrateVille is participation from overseas (well, it's overseas to me), as well as the threads which dig into the rich but not always familiar history of entertainment films in other places— like the British Film Review and Discussion Thread. So this month pays tribute not only to Margaret Lockwood and James Mason in the delicious Gainsborough melodrama The Wicked Lady, one of the biggest hits in British film history, and to Criterion releasing it and two other Gainsborough pictures on an Eclipse set, but to one of my favorite threads to dive into and learn about something I never, ever heard of before.
CoffeeDan wrote:But I think that photo has been flipped.
Rollo Treadway wrote:CoffeeDan wrote:But I think that photo has been flipped.
You may be right. Groucho's eyes, in particular, seem wrong. Here's my source for the photo, which has certainly been heavily airbrushed for press reproduction, as was common. If anyone can recognize the posters in the background (presumably for Paramount films) and compare with the originals, the question could be easily settled.
Jim Roots wrote:boblipton wrote:That was my first thought, Jim. "Is that from Wuthering Heights?" Then I wondered what they were thinking about: "My god! Is that dip?!"
Thank God I'm not the only one. Put bad wigs and velvet coats on 'em, and all these British actors look the same!
...I remembered seeing a picture similar to this one in Richard J. Anobile's The Marx Brothers Scrapbook, only they're all shot from their right side instead of the left. It just might have been taken from a different angle, rather than being flipped...
Penfold wrote:At the left hand edge of the last still, you can just see the right half of the poster above Harpo's head in the original queried still......if that one was flipped, both were....
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